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Akiko Kurose Interview I

Date: July 17, 1997
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Richard Pratt
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-41
02:05:21
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Nisei female. Born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist. Mrs. Kurose passed away on May 24, 1998.
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Akiko Kurose Interview I
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' life in Japan and emigration to the United States Segment 1 of 31 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The family apartment, life in prewar Seattle Segment 2 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family life in prewar Seattle Segment 3 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood in prewar Seattle Segment 4 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Differences between prewar life and incarceration: learning the value of positive thinking Segment 5 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' values: make the best of difficult times Segment 6 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The family apartment, life in prewar Seattle Segment 7 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Father's role in establishing a union Segment 8 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending Japanese language school Segment 9 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington The ethnic diversity of prewar Seattle Segment 10 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Developing a commitment to pacifism Segment 11 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Growing up outside Japanese American cultural restraints Segment 12 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington "I no longer felt I was an equal American": reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 13 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Preparing for mass removal, protecting family possessions during the war Segment 14 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Deciding what to take during mass removal: filling a dime-store suitcase Segment 15 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington First impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center Segment 16 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Barbed wire and armed guards at the Puyallup Assembly Center Segment 17 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Life at Minidoka concentration camp Segment 18 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Graduating from high school in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho Segment 19 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Daily life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, positive and negative memories Segment 20 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Impact of the incarceration on family: loss of family togetherness Segment 21 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Student relocation to the Midwest: problems with sponsoring family Segment 22 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting future husband and getting married Segment 23 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Taking college courses Segment 24 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Involvement in the peace movement Segment 25 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Encountering racism in the postwar period Segment 26 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Breaking down barriers, teaching during Seattle's desegregation efforts Segment 27 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington High points as a teacher Segment 28 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Recovering from cancer Segment 29 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Empowerment through peace Segment 30 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections Segment 31 of 31 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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